Our team additionally includes talented neuroscientists and engineers with expertise in signal processing and machine learning, multimodal data analysis, and web/mobile technologies. We are seeking outstanding individuals to join the team.
Tim MullenCEO / Research Director, Qusp Labs
Dr. Tim Mullen (Qusp Neurotechnologies founder & CEO/CSO; Qusp Labs Director) holds degrees in computer science and computational and cognitive neuroscience with dual B.A.s from UC Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the UC San Diego Dept. of Cognitive Science and Institute for Neural Computation. At Xerox PARC he developed patented applications of wearable brain-computer interface (BCI) technology. He has advanced widely used software for neuronal data analysis and prediction (EEGLAB, BCILAB, SIFT, MPT), and led high-profile mobile brain imaging projects such as the “Glass Brain”. Prior academic awards included the UCSD Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal, IEEE best paper awards, Glushko, San Diego, and Swartz Fellowships, and UC Berkeley highest honors. His scientific publications focus on the use of machine learning and adaptive system identification techniques to infer cognitive and emotional states and to detect neuronal pathologies. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops, and his work has been highlighted in numerous print and TV media including BBC World, Discovery Science, and Wired, and before the US Congress. He is also a musician and artist whose work in audiovisual new media, exploring real-time interactions between the brain and body and external environments, has been presented nationally and internationally. He is a Creative Director for San Diego classical arts organization Mainly Mozart. There he serves as founding director of the annual Mozart & the Mind festival, a series of concerts, presentations, and interactive media and neurotechnology exhibitions exploring the impact of music on our brains, health, and lives. His hobbies include SCUBA diving, motorcycling, writing music, trans-global travel, and hanging out with his wife and cat in San Diego.
Christian KotheChief Technology Officer
Christian Kothe (CTO) is a widely recognized expert in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology with over a decade of experience in neurotechnology. He obtained the M.S. in Computer Science from the Berlin Institute of Technology. There he was a founding member of the PhyPA (Physiological Parameters for Adaptation) group and supervised several students masters theses. He then spent several years as a research scientist at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, of the Institute for Neural Computation, UC San Diego. There he developed advanced methods and software for machine learning and biosignal processing using EEG and other modalities. He is a key contributor to the CAN-CTA, a major federal initiative to advance the state of the art in real-world BCI technology. He is the creator of the popular open-source BCILAB toolbox, currently the most comprehensive toolbox for BCI research, and the Lab Streaming Layer for multimodal sensor data acquisition and streaming. His patented algorithms for artifact removal have been obtained (since 2013) by over 250 researchers and businesses. He has authored numerous papers on BCI and EEG analytics, with over 780 citations since 2008. In 2011, he pioneered and defined the concept of “Passive BCI” with T.O. Zander. Their seminal paper has since been cited over 180 times and the term is now the subject of dedicated conferences. Mr. Kothe is also a frequent invited speaker at EEG and BCI workshops, and is the creator a popular online course on the topic. Mr. Kothe joined Qusp Neurotechnologies as Chief Technology Officer in 2015. That year he was formally recognized as an “Individual with Extraordinary Ability” (“O-1″ status) by the United States government. In his spare time, Mr. Kothe dabbles in a wide range of research, from strange corners of machine learning to computer graphics.
Tomas WardChief Operations Officer
Tomas is COO at Qusp Neurotechnologies. Prior to this he was Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University (since 1999) where he led a bioengineering research group. Tomas holds B.E. (Electronic Engineering), M.Eng.Sc. (Rehabilitation Engineering) and Ph.D (Biomedical Engineering) degrees from University College Dublin. His academic research includes the application of brain computer interfaces to neurorehabilitation, signal processing for connected health applications and distributed computation systems. A Senior Member of the IEEE since 2011, Tomas has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has supervised to completion 20 research students (12 PhD). He has licensed a range of technologies to industry since 2009 including sensor streaming technologies for e-health, over the air programming and mobile health applications. Tomas is a keen advocate of hacker spaces and is a founding partner of the Dublin Maker Fair.
Nima Bigdely ShamloChief Data Officer
Nima has a background in electrical and computer engineering (PhD) and physics (B.Sc.), big data, statistical signal processing, large scale computing, EEG and BCI. He has worked in deriving inferences from group-level EEG data (Measure Projection Analysis, MPA), development of a semantic ontology for tagging EEG and multimodal data (Hierarchical Even Descriptors, HED) and a packaging and meta-data encapsulation schema for EEG studies (EEG Study Schema, ESS) . He has published on machine learning, EEG neuroimaging and neuroinformatics. He completed his PhD at UCSD/SCCN in 2013, where he was also a research programmer and analyst for several years.
Allen GruberChief Financial Officer
Allen has a Clinical Neurology and research background and a history of success with startup companies. In 1993, he co-founded INTERVU, a video streaming company that went public and was acquired by Akamai Technologies and in 2000, he co-founded Kintera, a cloud computing provider of social networking for online fundraising that went public and was acquired by Blackbaud. Dr. Gruber co-founded Brain Corporation, a 4 year old company funded by Qualcomm Ventures, which is developing a Computational Neuroscience based operating system platform for robotics. Dr. Gruber was a Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow at the SCCN. Dr. Gruber graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed a Clinical Neurology Residency at Washington University in St Louis.
Aaron McCoySenior Systems Architect
Aaron McCoy holds B.Sc. (Computer Science and Theoretical Physics) and Ph.D. (Electronic Engineering) degrees from National University of Ireland Maynooth, where his research focused on network protocols for large-scale distributed systems and machine-learning techniques for predicting human-user behavior. Through subsequent funded work carried out from 2008 to 2011, Dr. McCoy has accumulated highly specialized knowledge within the domain of sensor technology for Connected Health. In partnership with Shimmer Research, manufacturers of wearable health sensors, he developed and licensed technology for real-time physiological monitoring and control over the Internet using a smartphone (including the detection of abnormal cardiac arrhythmias). In 2012, he developed new technology to power SensorMonkey, a free service that allows users to connect and stream data from sensor devices over the Internet using a unique plug-and-play interface. Dr. McCoy has a strong technical background in programming languages for the Web, and has extensive experience developing and deploying both server-side and client-side solutions.